After all of the commotion from this past week about the rumor of Dave Chappelle’s rumored return to TV died, it got the hamster wheels in our The Laugh Button brains spinning.
Damn, we miss Dave Chappelle and hope he will make a bigger return to comedy for the masses and not just a random stand-up gig here and there. Dave’s been showing up sporadically at comedy clubs for a while to perform material, performing at marathon lengths sometimes. But the idea of him returning to TV or something grander in scale is really what we hope Chappelle can make happen. So the question is this…what else would we like to see the comedian do?
So without further adieu, here are 5 things we’d like to see Dave Chappelle do in the near future:
1. PLOT A STAND-UP TOUR WITH FOLLOW-UP ALBUM/TV SPECIAL
Since leaving his Chappelle Show behind, he’s been mainly focusing on performing stand-up. So it would naturally make sense want to see Dav-o kick off a full, nationwide stand-up tour, that isn’t too far out of the realm of possible is it?
Following up the tour, he could record a few of the final shows and would then be able to turn it into an hour-long special that Comedy Central, Epix, HBO or Showtime would be clamoring to air. This would be completed with a new album and DVD that would wear pretty damn well to repeated viewings/listens.
2. LAUNCH A SKETCH COMEDY TOUR OF JUST HIS CHARACTERS
While we’d love to see him perform some of his famous characters and impersonations from Chappelle Show and Half Baked just a few more times. He could tour intimate improv venues around the country and do some Rick James with the local sketch troupe. We’re more in favor of such an endeavor if for no reason than to give Charlie Murphy work.
3. MAKE THE NEXT GREAT COMEDY MOVIE
Besides the stoner comedy classic Half Baked, Chappelle hasn’t really had too much luck with movies (oh Undercover Brother…). That doesn’t mean, though, that we wouldn’t like to see him give motion pictures another shot. Chappelle might be able to catch a similar break as Zack Galifianakis in a comedy film, and the fact that he’s a big name already helps his chances getting whatever the hell he wants greenlit. So we could see him take a risk and write/produce the next great comedy, stoner or not.
4. LAUNCH A WEBCAM SHOW
Watching Chappelle ramble on a web cam for five minutes would be more entertaining than most of the things anyone else would be able to do on the web. It wouldn’t be as large a commitment as the recently rumored Netflix show that was shot down, but we need better webcam entertainment than what another ex-TV star gave us.
Other comedians are doing live video shows but damn if Dave’s wouldn’t probably be more hilarious than most of ’em.
5. STOP WORKING OUT
No seriously, have you seen him lately? There are lotsa talks that Dave’s been working out and is now jacked. I mean he’s not a thick-necked bodybuilder, but he’s definitely bulked up the muscle. Especially considering our normal image of him is as a fairly skinny man on stage in shirts he seems to be swimming in. But hey, good for him working out and staying healthy.
Now you know what we’d like to see Chappelle do next. Let us know what you like to see him do in the comment section below.